International Premiere

Bedridden

Local title
Voodisse aheldatud
Original title
Хэвтрийн хун
Director
Byamba Sakhya
Country
Mongolia
Year
2020
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
OFFICIAL SELECTION – COMPETITION
Genre
/mängufilm/

On an entirely ordinary morning, everything suddenly stops. The clock no longer ticks, the wind does not blow, the cars stand in the middle of the road. At least that’s how it seems to a 26-year-old young writer who then also decides to stop and never even come out of bed. The young man just writes his book and thinks. His close ones do not understand his egocentric decision and the extraordinary act naturally has consequences.

"Bedridden" is like a love poem which has its own rhythm and repetitions. The topics of the story are augmented by the black-and-white visual and the smooth back-and-forth camera work which runs like a train on tracks. The screenplay of director Byamba Sakhya is based on a novel of the same title by Mongolian author Ayurzana and touches upon several generations. It is an emotional film which sees every character as a human being. In addition to the writer’s love life, we also see his father and mother’s attempts to find love.

Sakhya uses an empty roller coaster as a symbol throughout the film. The roller coaster carriage goes up and then down, fast and then slow, but always round and round in the same circle. Should we keep going or should we get off? This peculiar Mongolian film gives us all an opportunity to stop for a second and think about how we got to where we currently are.

The director’s previous feature film "Remote Control" took part in various international festivals and was successful in the New Currents section in Busan.

Liisi Rohumäe

Director
Byamba Sakhya
Screenwriter
Byamba Sakhya
Cast
Battulga Ganbat, Ariunchimeg Tumursukh, Dorjsuren Shadav, Oyunzul Dorjderem, Battogtokh Ravdan
Producer
Ariunaa Tsepenpil, Naranbat Bayasgalan
DoP
Tuvshintugs Badral
Editor
Byamba Sakhya
Runtime
Language
Mongolian
Director
Byamba Sakhya

Byamba Sakhya on lõpetanud VGIKi operaatorina. Ta on rahvusvaheliste kogemustega dokumentaal- ja mängufilmide režissöör. Tema dokfilm „Passion“ (2010) võitis peaauhindu nii Aasia, Ameerika kui ka Euroopa filmifestivalidel, debüütmängufilm „Remote Control“ pälvis aga Busani filmifestival New Currents auhinna. Byamba on filmiproduktsioonifirma Guru Media kaasasutaja.

Perpetuum Mobile (2002, doc), Khusel Shunal (Passion, 2010, doc), Remote Control (2013), Bedridden (2020)

Screenings

iSense hall Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening110101 / Voodisse aheldatud
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening115003 / Voodisse aheldatud
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall Athena Center Tartu
Screening122103 / Voodisse aheldatud
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Hall 6 Coca-Cola Plaza Tallinn
Screening130402 / Voodisse aheldatud
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration
Trailer
Q&A with the filmmaker